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The PS5 unboxing video looks as erotic as it sounds. This is the most detailed, hands-on review of a PS5 you’ll see before the release, and I think you’ll not see anything better — unless it comes in English. The video is devoted to the inner architecture and how all the console parts are structured. The man who prepared the teardown of the console is Yasuhiro Ootori, head of Sony’s mechanical design for the PS5. 

From the very beginning of the video, you can take notes on what screwdrivers will help you to put on the elements for the horizontal position of the console. Those white panels that look like sails can be easily removed with your hands without any special tools. Under the cover, you’ll see the main vent that comes through the whole construction. Such position of the vent is evidence that it’s better to put the console horizontally to provide better air circulation. There are also two dust catchers so you can use a vacuum cleaner to get rid from dust in a minute. 

Recently, I’ve slightly touched the topic of storage expansion. And here we’ve got the answer and the first look at how you’ll get the access to an M.2 slot. For those who don’t know, I’ll repeat: Sony gave the PS5 a default 825GB SSD storage with the ability to expand it by purchasing your own PCIe 4.0 drives.  

Another five minutes of the teardown shows how easily the repair service can get to the deeper parts of the PS5. The Blu-ray drive is covered with a metal case and mounted with two layers of insulators to reduce drive noise when the disc is spinning. Of course, PS5 digital version owners won’t hear even the least of that. 

As you can see, the cooling system has got a very impressive size. The fan’s dimensions: 120mm diameter, 45mm thick, with a double-side air intake. That is not the most majestic upgrade. In the next-gen console, Sony won’t use thermal grease to cool down the performance, but they’ll use a liquid metal to do this. Here comes the question: how accessible will this element be if something goes wrong?

All these details provide a capacious explanation as to why this console was so quiet during the test-drive when Japanese publishers and YouTube bloggers could play on it.  

Sony’s PlayStation 5 console will go on sale for $499 ($399 for the Digital Edition) in the US on November 12, with a launch in Europe and other parts of the world on November 19.

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